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The Hamza Al Din Combo

Hamza Al Din

The Hamza Al Din Combo

Difficulty: moderate to advanced, tricky


The Hamza Al Din Combo is part of a free rhythmical taqsim that uses two techniques that give the listener the impression that there is a drone being played.


You can use this combination of techniques and play many different melodies with it. I think this technique creates a more spiritual mood, rather than an exciting dynamic mood. It is definitely rhythmical but it is more peaceful.


It is best to refer to the video to learn how to do it. But here are a few things to remember when watching the video or listening to the overall effect...

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